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Dinmurchie Farmhouse

A Category C Listed Building in Barr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2096 / 55°12'34"N

Longitude: -4.7071 / 4°42'25"W

OS Eastings: 227848

OS Northings: 593935

OS Grid: NX278939

Mapcode National: GBR 46.FVWR

Mapcode Global: WH2R0.NBQ3

Entry Name: Dinmurchie Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 September 1978

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331501

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1038

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Barr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, classical farmhouse. Snecked stone with smooth margins. Advanced flat-roofed, single story porch. Cornice. Single story L-plan steading to rear.

Piended roof. Grey slates. Wallhead stacks.

Statement of Interest

This 19th century, little externally altered farmhouse and associated steading form a fine group. The farmhouse has retained its symmetrical classical features.

A house at Dinmurchie is identified on some earlier maps, including the 1775 New Map of Ayrshire. Dinmurchie is also documented to be the birthplace of Robert Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, who played a significant part in the development of Scots Law. Viscount Stair was born in 1619, but the current buildings at Dinmurchie seem to date predominantly from the 19th century. It may be that there is an earlier core to the buildings.

List description updated, 2012.

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